Dr Susan Mandala has published an article in the summer 2012 edition of the journal Style about the work of the North East crime-writer Sheila Quigley. In 'Crime Fiction as Regional Fiction: An Analysis of Dialect and Point of View in Sheila Quigley’s Bad Moon Rising', Susan argues that although the book is ostensibly a crime novel, it makes its most significant contribution as a regional novel by using point of view operations and dialect representation to confront a number of worryingly vicious stereotypes currently circulating about the urban poor. Offering a rare positive view of urban poverty in contemporary British popular culture as it does so, Bad Moon Rising also takes the canon of English Northeastern regional writing in a welcome new direction.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
|Detail from a portrait of King Charles II|
after Adriaen Hanneman (NPG)
4th October Dr Alasdair Raffe (Northumbria University) 'Charles II, James VII and the problems of the Scottish Church'
8th November Dr Neil Ewins (University of
Sunderland) 'Globalization and the case of the UK ceramic industry'
6th December Dr Gavin Schaffer (University of Birmingham) 'Making multiculturalism on British TV: Postwar British broadcasting and race'
Thursday, September 06, 2012
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